Videos - 09.02.2024 - 09:30 

Rick van der Ploeg on Overcoming Obstacles to the Green Transition

In a candid interview, economist, and former politician Rick van der Ploeg emphasizes the critical need for immediate action to tackle escalating global emissions.
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Despite decades of summits and commitments, emissions continue to rise, with fossil fuel companies exploring new reserves. Van der Ploeg argues for a significant increase in carbon pricing and a shift from fossil fuel subsidies to robust support for renewable energy. He emphasizes the importance of global cooperation, warns against political backsliding, and stresses the need for a grand coalition to rapidly develop and implement green technologies.

The interview took place at a conference on "Sustainability and Public Policy" in St.Gallen.